So, this is my first foray into uploading photos of games. Hopefully, I'm not setting the bar too high, +Paul Beakley
In any case, this was spurned by my most recent acquisition; Eclipse
. My God, is this a beautiful looking game. I mean, the component quality alone makes the game worth the price, IMHO.
But enough of that, I'm actually posting this to see if anyone has played/heard of the other two games.
The first is called Panic on Wall Street. My fiance's mother bought it because she thought it looked nice and also because it played 3-11. The game has up to 5 managers who own the stores and up to 6 investors who buy stock in these stores.
After investments are made, dice are rolled, and investors make/pay based on the stock price (color based). The color of the store dictates the volatility of the stock price. Then investors pay the managers however much they invested in the store. Then managers get to auction for new stores. The goal is to be either the richest manager or the richest investor (2 winners).
The party aspect comes into play during the negotiation phase. Each manager wants to have high paying investors, while investors want to invest at the lowest possible price. And you only get two minutes.
The next game here is the one that piqued my interest by quite a bit. It's called The Rise and Decline of the Third Reich
or just simply Third Reich
. My fiance's mother found this game in her basement and it hasn't been touched in years. And, from what I can tell, is complete (although, there isn't anywhere in the rules that states how many pieces there should be). It is by Avalon Hill and was produced in 1974.
There is a lot to this game. The rules are a novella in themselves and the level of detail to the mechanics is astounding. The part that I found amazing is that it played 2-6 players! Wow!
Look through the album to see the captions to some of the photos about Third Reich
In all cases, I will be giving an update when these games get played.